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Regent University Law Review & The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies Announce Fall Symposium

The Regent University Law Review will host its upcoming symposium in conjunction with the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies on the weekend of November 30, 2007. The symposium will consist of a banquet and keynote address on Friday followed by a lecture and panel discussion on Saturday. The topic for this year’s symposium will be the doctrines of justiciability and standing after the recent Supreme Court decisions of Massachusetts v. EPA and Hein v. Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. The keynote speaker will be Professor Jonathan H. Adler. Other speakers include Dr. John C. Eastman, and Professor David Wagner.

The banquet and keynote address will be held on Friday, November 30, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Atrium. On Saturday, December 1, 2007 the symposium will continue with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the Robertson Hall atrium, followed by a lecture by Dr. Eastman at 9:30 a.m. and a panel discussion beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Robertson Hall moot court room. The breakfast, lecture and panel discussion are free to attend and the banquet costs $10 for students and $15 for non-students. To register, please visit

Jonathan H. Adler is Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law & Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he teaches courses in environmental, regulatory, and constitutional law. A prolific writer, Professor Adler is the author or editor of three books on environmental policy, and his articles have appeared in numerous publications, ranging from the Harvard Environmental Law Review and Supreme Court Economic Review to The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. His television and radio appearances span an even broader spectrum, from the PBS "Newshour with Jim Lehrer" and NPR's "Talk of the Nation" to the Fox News Channel's "O'Reilly Factor" and Entertainment Tonight. Additionally, Professor Adler is a contributing editor to National Review Online, where he covers environmental and legal topics, and is a regular contributor to the popular legal blog, "The Volokh Conspiracy."

In 2004, Professor Adler was awarded the Paul M. Bator Award, given annually by the Federalist Society for Law and Policy Studies to an academic under 40 for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and commitment to students. Professor Adler holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University and a J.D. summa cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law. Prior to joining the faculty at Case Western, Professor Adler clerked for the Honorable David B. Sentelle on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and worked at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market research and advocacy group in Washington, D.C., where he directed CEI's environmental studies program.

Dr. John C. Eastman was appointed Dean and Donald P. Kennedy Chair in Law of Chapman University Law School in June 2007. Previously, Dr. Eastman was the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service, and Director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, a public interest law firm affiliated with the Claremont Institute that he founded in 1999. Prior to joining the Chapman Law faculty in August 1999, he served as a law clerk with Justice Clarence Thomas at the Supreme Court of the United States and with Judge J. Michael Luttig at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. After his clerkships, he practiced with the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, specializing in civil and constitutional litigation. Dr. Eastman earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he graduated with high honors in 1995. He was selected for membership in the Order of the Coif, was a member of the Law Review, a Bradley Fellow for Research in Constitutional History, and an Olin Fellow in Law & Economics. Dr. Eastman also received a Ph.D. and M.A. in Government from the Claremont Graduate School, with fields of concentration in Political Philosophy, American Government, Constitutional Law, and International Relations. He has a B.A. in Politics and Economics from the University of Dallas. Prior to law school, he served as the Director of Congressional & Public Affairs at the United States Commission on Civil Rights during the Reagan administration and was the 1990 Republican Nominee for Congress in California’s 34th District.

Professor David Wagner has been a professor at Regent University School of Law since 1998. He graduated with a B.A. from Yale College, an M.A. from Yale Graduate School, and a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He served as an editorial writer for the Washington Times from 1984-86 and as a speechwriter for the Department of Justice from 1986-89. From 1989-95, Professor Wagner was the Director of Legal Policy at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Professor Wagner also served as a Deputy Counsel for the United States House of Representatives, Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights from 1995-96 and as a senior writer for Insight Magazine from 1996-98 before joining the Regent faculty. He teaches Constitutional law and history, Criminal law, and Administrative law.

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